Jobs for All with a Green New Deal

by Jill E. Stein September 5, 2011 President Obama’s new job proposals are intended to send a political message that the President cares about the dismal state of the economy. But America needs a decisive and immediate solution, not a limited gesture for the unemployment emergency facing 25 million workers in need of full time jobs that aren’t there. We need a Green New Deal that will establish government’s responsibility to guarantee the right to a job for every American willing and able to work. The roots of this lie in the Employment Assurance concept that the Roosevelt administration used…


Charlene Spretnak

How the WORLD Works

by Charlene Spretnak Green Horizon Magazine Spring/Summer 2011 A WELL-EARNED “WE TOLD YOU SO!” is not what comes to mind whenever Greens are proven right about numerous ecological, economic, and ecosocial issues because it means that problems the Greens identified long ago have now grown into crises causing untold suffering. Fromthe early 1980s, for instance, Greens insisted that the only way to shed our dependence on foreign oil – by which we would increase our national security and avoid the horrendous casualties and maiming resulting from oil wars – would be to seriously focus on converting our economy to energy…


Agenda for a Green Economy

David Korten Keynote presentation to Green Party US National Conference August 5, 2011, Alfred University, Alfred, New York via Skype http://livingeconomiesforum.org/agenda-for-a-green-economy Greetings to those gathered at Alfred University and those watching via live streaming across the country. Special greetings to Michael Greenman and my friends in Columbus, Ohio. It is wonderful to join you by Skype for this important conversation. As you all know, this timely event is an interesting combination of a local New York Green Fest conversation on Building a Green Economy and the annual conference of the Green Party US. My assignment for this session is to…


Alternatives to free-market capitalism

by Ron Forthofer Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado), April 7, 2011 Americans have been exposed to so much propaganda about free-market capitalism that few ever think there is any other way of running an economy. However, if they were to examine this system, they would see that its focus is on economic growth and the maximization of profit. In theory, this system would create enough wealth so that everyone would benefit. However, during the last 30 years or so, we have seen changes in the rules that guarantee most of the increases in wealth go to those at the top. During…


The Global Green Imperative

Book review: ‘The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics‘ by Derek Wall (New Internationalist, August 2010, 144 pages) by Scott McLarty Although the party has been in existence for three decades, any book that comes out now about the Greens, at least in the US, is still going to be an introduction, and ‘The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics’ by Derek Wall is no exception. In this year of protests against the union-busting agenda of several governors — Democrats like Andrew Cuomo in New York as well as Republicans like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker — and a nuclear catastrophe unfolding in Japan…